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  • July 26, 2019

    February 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    THE JANUARY 2019 ISSUE of CCR
    ACM SenSys 2020 Call for Hosting Proposals
    SIGCOMM 2019 Workshop on the Evolution, performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ 2019)
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    THE JANUARY 2019 ISSUE of CCR
    2019 is a special year for SIGCOMM as your SIG will celebrate its 50th birthday at SIGCOMM’19 in August. During the last half century, the networking field has evolved a lot and SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) contributed to this evolution by timely disseminating technical papers. CCR will celebrate SIGCOMM’s birthday with a special issue that will contain editorial notes that reflect on both the past and the future of your SIG. This special issue will be published in October 2019. Its detailed content is still being worked on, but we expect that you will find lots of interesting information in this issue. If you plan to submit papers to CCR, please note that the October 2019 issue will not publish any new technical paper. All the papers submitted between March 1st, 2019 and September 1st, 2019 will be considered for the January 2020 issue.
     
    This January 2019 issue contains one technical paper and four editorial notes. In “Parametrized Complexity of Virtual Network Embeddings: Dynamic & Linear Programming Approximations”, Matthias Rost et al. analyse the problem of mapping a virtual network on a physical one. They propose both theoretical experimental results.
     
    The first two editorial notes are position papers addressing different technical topics. In “Network Telemetry: Towards A Top-Down Approach”, Minlan Yu argues that we should view network telemetry from a different angle. Instead of using a bottom-up approach that relies on passively collecting data from various devices and then inferring the target network-wide information, she suggests a top-down approach and envisions the possibility of providing high- level declarative abstractions that would enable operators to define specific measurement queries. This editorial note could be of interest for many Internet measurement researchers.
     
    In “Thoughts on Load Distribution and the Role of Programmable Switches”, James McCauley and his colleagues take a step back at some usages of programmable network switches. More precisely, they wonder which type of functionality should be migrated to switches and which functionality should not. This is a very interesting question that should be answered when writing the motivation for many papers on programmable switches.
     
    The two other editorial notes were prepared at a recent Dagstuhl seminar that focused on the reproducibility of network research. In “The Dagstuhl Beginners Guide to Reproducibility for Experimental Networking Research”, Vaibhav Bajpai and his eight co-authors have assembled a very interesting and very useful guide filled with hints and recommendations for young researchers who begin to experiment with networks. This article will probably soon become a must read in many graduate schools. During the same seminar, another group of researchers lead by Alberto Dainotti brainstormed about our x pages two column papers. This format was interesting when articles were disseminated on real paper. Today, thirty years after the invention of the web, there are many other possibilities to disseminate scientific information. Many of these techniques are more collaborative and open than putting pdf files on web servers. “Open Collaborative Hyperpapers: A Call to Action” encourages the measurements community to collaborate on the preparation of hyperpapers. This editorial note explains the motivations for these hyperpapers and discusses some solvable technical challenges. An interesting point about this approach is that it could encourage both a faster dissemination of research results and a truly open model that encourages authors to collaborate. While brainstorming about the 50th birthday issue of SIGCOMM, we had an interesting teleconference with Vint Cerf who reminded us of the role that SIGCOMM Computer Communication played in allowing a fast dissemination of recent research results. He compared CCR with publications such as the Journal of the ACM that had much longer publication delays.
     
    The hyperpapers in the last editorial note of this issue could be a modern way of disseminating important research results. I would love to see researchers collaborating on hyperpapers in the coming months and submitting their work to CCR. Such a submission would violate the CCR submission guidelines that still assume that authors provide pdf files. If such an hyperpaper gets submitted to CCR, we will find a suitable reviewing process within the CCR Editorial board.

     

    ACM SenSys 2020 Call for Hosting Proposals
     
    On behalf of the ACM SenSys Steering Committee, please find below the ACM SenSys 2020 Call for Hosting Proposals
     
    The Steering Committee of ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys, http://sensys.acm.org/) calls for proposals on hosting the 2020 edition of the conference. SenSys is a highly selective, single-track forum for the presentation of research results on sensing systems, broadly defined. In addition to the core technical program, the conference also features poster and demo sessions, workshops, and a PhD forum. It typically draws ~200 attendees from universities, industrial, and government organizations around the world.
    The proposals will be considered in two phases. First, we call for pre-proposals that include:
    - Proposed city information, including local natural and cultural attractions.
    - A short description of local research and education communities related to SenSys.
    - Expected weather and transportation conditions around early November.
    - Type of conference facility in mind: university campus vs hotels.
    - Key organizers, such as General Chair and Local Arrangement Chair, and their experience organizing similar events.
    - Any additional information that may help the steering committee to make decisions.
     
    For entries that generate enough interests, the steering committee will further solicit full proposals that provide additional information, such as:
    - Possible facility setting, especially space arrangements for main program, demos and posters, and workshops.
    - Attendee cost estimate, such as hotel rate and transportation options.
    - Social functions, such as reception and banquet options.
    - Potential financial supports or risks. There is no geographical preference on locations.
     
    Proposals from all regions are encouraged to submit. Key dates:
    - Deadline for pre-proposals: April 1, 2019.
    - Notification for full proposal requests: April 29, 2019
    - Deadline for full proposals: May 31, 2019
    - Location announcement: business meeting at SenSys 2019
     Please send pre-proposals to niki.trigoni@gmail.com
     

    Call for Papers, Posters & Demos for the ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Workshop on the Evolution, performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ 2019)
    The transport protocol QUIC has emerged from a proprietary effort undertaken by Google to a next generation transport protocol being standardized in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). While its original motivation and design was to support next-generation Web traffic using HTTP/3, embedding QUIC into the Internet architecture raises exciting challenges beyond the necessary engineering efforts. Google QUIC has seen deployment and motivated research papers measuring, extending, and evaluating QUIC from various perspectives.
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ) seeks to foster this emerging community. We invite researchers from academia and industry as well as engineers to explore novel ideas and future directions of QUIC and its interaction with applications and networks. This is the second instance of EPIQ, following its debut at ACM CoNEXT 2018. EPIQ solicits two types of submissions for presentation and discussion at the workshop: academic papers and posters & demos.
     
    The paper submission deadline for all types of submissions is April 15, 2019 (hard). Please see http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/workshop-epiq.html for details.

     
    SIGCOMM CARES
     
    Discrimination and harassment are not to be tolerated within the SIGCOMM community. The SIGCOMM CARES – SIGCOMM Committee to Aid REporting on discrimination and haraSsment policy violations is a step forward to prevent and address any form of unacceptable behavior at events associated with the SIG.
     
    We recognize that reporting discrimination and harassment to a person in authority, e.g., conference chairs, SIG officers, or ACM staff, can be intimidating, especially in the face of an already traumatic experience.  CARES committee members can serve as an alternative and are also intended as a source of advice on how to approach such a situation and ensure it is investigated by ACM. Committee members are available to listen and help anyone who has either experienced or witnessed discrimination and harassment at any event promoted by the SIG, or needs counseling on how to handle it. Committee members will seek to be present in as many SIG events as possible, starting in 2019 with a presence at SIGCOMM, CoNEXT, IMC, and HotNets.  When attending an event in their capacity as CARES members, individuals will wear a badge that clearly identifies them as such. They can also be contacted online to facilitate and schedule initial discussions. The 2019 committee members are, in alphabetical order, Sujata Banerjee, Marinho Barcellos (co-chair), Craig Partridge, Jennifer Rexford, Justine Sherry, and Ellen Zegura (co-chair).
     

    Call for Abstracts Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2019)
     
    The Latin American Student Workshop on Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2019) solicits stimulating and original ideas in all aspects of networking research, reflecting the ongoing research efforts of postgraduate students and junior faculty members in the form of 2-page extended abstracts.
     
    We encourage submissions about research at an early stage as well as more advanced dissertation-level research. Accepted presentations will not be published as proceedings, so postgraduate students can submit already accepted/published dissertation-level results and conversely results presented at the workshop can subsequently be submitted, in more complete form, for publication in a full-fledged conference or journal. Research addressing non-standard topics, controversial problems and approaches are of particular interest.
    The scope of the workshop is broad and covers all aspects of networking research.. 
     
    To prepare the extended abstract, please follow the ACM SIGCOMM formatting guidelines (LaTeX template for ACM conference proceedings), except for the following two differences:

    1. papers are limited to TWO (2) pages only, plus references. Note that the two-page limit includes ALL figures, tables but does not include references (add as many as needed);
    2. Please provide only author names and affiliations; it is not necessary to add PAPER ID and number of pages. Submissions must not be anonymous.

    Travel grants will be available to students and postdocs attending LANCOMM 2019. This support, provided by SIGCOMM, will assist a substantial number of attendees by covering their transport and accommodation costs. The request must be made together with the submission of the extended abstract. 
     
    More information at http://sbrc2019.sbc.org.br/en/lancomm-student-workshop-2019/

     

    Nominations for the SIGCOMM lifetime award, SIGCOMM networking systems award, and SIGCOMM Test of Time award are due by March 31st 2019
     
    For guidelines on the nomination process please see:
     
    SIGCOMM award for lifetime contributions: https://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-award-nominations
    SIGCOMM Networking Systems award: https://www.sigcomm.org/content/sigcomm-networking-systems-award-guidelines
    SIGCOMM Test of Time award: please send your nomination to the SIGCOMM awards chair found at http://www.sigcomm.org/about/people/

  • July 26, 2019

    January 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    Call for Proposals: Fellowships in ACM History, on Behalf of ACM History Committee
    MobiSys 2019: Call for Workshops, on Behalf of Sister SIGs
    Computer Communication Review : next submission deadline March 1st
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    Call for Proposals: Fellowships in ACM History, on Behalf of ACM History Committee
     
    http://history.acm.org/public/public_documents/acm_history_fellowship_announce.php
    The Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society dedicated to the computing profession, and today has more than 100,000 members around the world. The ACM History Committee will support research projects related to ACM's professional and educational activities and/or to ACM’s rich institutional history including its organization, publications, SIG activities, and conferences.
     
    We will support up to ***four research*** projects with awards of up to ***$4,000 each***. Successful candidates may be of any rank, from graduate students through senior researchers. See the list of past supported projects here.
     
    To Apply: Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 500-word project description that [a] describes the proposed research; [b] identifies the importance of specific ACM historical materials, whether traditional archival collections or online historical materials (oral histories, digitized conference papers, ACM organizational records, et al.); [c] discusses project outcomes (e.g., journal article, book or dissertation chapter, teaching resource, museum exhibit, website); [d] outlines a timeline for completing the project; [e] agrees to write a one-page blog entry during the project and, on completion, to promptly report the project’s result.
     
    In preparing a proposal, applicants should examine the document "ACM Research Materials" posted at http://history.acm.org/content.php?do=links as well as "Sources for ACM History," CACM 50 #5 (May 2007): 36-41 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1230819.1230836. Other research materials relating to ACM may also be used.
     
    Applicants should include ***a letter of endorsement from their home institution or an external scholarly reference***.
     
    Proposals are due by ***1 April, 2019***. 
     
    Proposals should be submitted as a single pdf-format document to history-webmaster@acm.org. 
     
    Since 2009, the ACM History Committee has supported 28 research projects. Results include the recent edited volume Communities of Computing: Computer Science and Society in the ACM (ACM Books 2016; DOI10.1145/2973856). ACM HC also sponsors workshops in oral history methods and archiving practices.
     
    The pdf-format document for this call for papers/proposals can be found here:
    http://history.acm.org/public/public_documents/ACM-fellowship.pdf
     

    MobiSys 2019: Call for Workshops, On Behalf of Sister SIGs
     
    MobiSys is a premier venue for researchers working in the area of mobile and wireless systems, middleware, services, and applications. Workshop papers will be included with the MobiSys proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library.
     
    We solicit workshop proposals on new and emerging topics in the general area of mobile and wireless systems, services, and applications.
     
    Workshops are scheduled for June 21st, 2019. The ideal workshop proposal will focus on a timely and emerging topic, and be able to attract a number of interesting and high-quality contributions that spark discussions in an informal setting. The goal is to stimulate interactive conversations and inspire new research ideas.
     
    The proposal should be no longer than three pages and should clearly identify:

    1. The name of the workshop.
    2. The name, address, and short bio (up to 200 words) of each organizer (up to three).
    3. A brief description of the technical issues that the workshop will address, and the reasons why the workshop is of interest at this time.
    4. The list of names and affiliations of potential program committee members.
    5. The planned format of the workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively discussions and attendee involvement.
    6. The expected number of submissions and participants.
    7. If previous editions have been held, a description of past versions of the workshop, including: number of submitted and accepted papers, and number of attendees.
    8. A description of the publicity plan.
    9. A call for papers with workshop deadlines (aligned with the relevant Important Dates below).

     
    Submissions
    Please send your proposal via e-mail to the workshop co-chairs at workshops.mobisys2019@umich.edu, including "MobiSys 2019 Workshop" in the subject line.
     
    Submissions must be received by the deadline below.
     
    Important Dates
    Proposal submission deadline: February 1st, 2019
    Notification of acceptance: February 8th, 2019
    Workshop Call for Papers submissions deadline: April 3rd, 2019
    Camera-ready workshop papers due: May 1st, 2019
    Workshops date: June 21st, 2019
     
    Workshop Co-Chairs
    Z. Morley Mao, University of Michigan, USA
    Seungwoo Kang, KOREATECH, KR
     

    Computer Communication Review
     
    Although SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review accepts submissions all year around, there are four implicit deadlines: December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1. Papers submitted just before the deadline will experience a eight-to-ten week review process. Note that as the October 2019 issue of CCR will be devoted to the celebration of SIGCOMM’s 50th birthday, there will be no CCR deadline on June 1st in 2019. The papers submitted after March 1st 2019 will be scheduled for the January 2020 issue of CCR. See https://ccronline.sigcomm.org 

  • July 26, 2019

    December 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    ACM Pubs Board Policy on Publication Withdrawal, Correction, Retraction and Removal
    Call for Nominations, SOSR Software Systems Award (2019)
    Call for Applications to ACM SIG Heritage Workshop
    Call for Papers, ACM e-Energy'19, Phoenix, AZ, United States
    Call for Workshop Proposals, ACM e-Energy – June 25th-28th, 2019
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    ACM Pubs Board Policy on Publication Withdrawal, Correction, Retraction and Removal
     
    The ACM Publications Board has approved new Conflict of Interest and Retractions policies. Both of these new policies are now posted on ACM’s website at:

    In particular, we want to draw your attention to how the Retraction policy addresses the issue of conference-author “no shows”. The Publications Board discussed the suggested remedies extensively and ultimately arrived at the language in the final version of the policy. Please note that it is possible to remove a paper, but only under very specific circumstances. For other situations, other solutions recommended by some SIGs, such as disallowing authors who do not show up to present their papers from submitting to next year’s conference, may be used as inducements.
     

    Call for Nominations, SOSR Software Systems Award (2019)
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM SOSR Software Systems Award is given to an individual or an institution to recognize the development of a software system that has had a significant impact on SDN research, implementations, and tools. The impact may be reflected in the widespread adoption of the system, or of its underlying concepts, by the wider SDN community, either in research projects, in the open-source community, or commercially. The award includes a prize and an invited talk. Self-nominations are accepted, please see the link below for nomination details.
     
    Nomination Deadline: January 12th, 2019
    Additional details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2019/award.html

     

    ACM SIG Heritage Workshop
    Organized by the ACM History Committee will be held  at the Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) on May 20-21, 2019 to educate, assist, and build community for those involved with ACM SIG archiving or other documentation/history projects (such as oral history), or those with ideas/plans for a future project.  
    One such sample project is the one organized by SIGGRAPH that has a large ongoing digital preservation project with its Annual Conference Art Show Archives, and smaller projects to collect and scan all (non-born digital) Conference Course Notes, and record major awardees (Coons Award) discussing their work.
     
    The SIG Heritage Workshop program will explore ACM Records, will focus on best practices in paper and digital archiving, and will include short presentations/discussion by participants. The ACM will provide travel support (air, lodging, meals) for accepted applicants (See below for application details)
     
    About the Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)
    CBI, founded in 1979, is a leading IT historical research center and archives.  The CBI Archives has more than 350 archival collections, including the ACM Organizational Records.  CBI is active in sponsored research (for NSF, DARPA, DOE, NHPRC), oral history, publishing, editing, professional society service/leadership, and serving diverse stakeholders to advance IT history research and education.
     
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    ACM History Committee
    Call for Participation:
    Workshop on ACM SIG Heritage, 20-21 May 2019
     
    The Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society dedicated to the computing profession, and today has more than 100,000 members around the world. The ACM History Committee is sponsoring a SIG Heritage workshop to help diffuse knowledge of professional archival practices into ACM's membership and to others with an active interest in preserving our computer heritage/history.
     
    Applications are invited to a one-and-a-half day workshop to be held 20-21 May 2019 at the Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For each successful application, one person's expenses for workshop travel, lodging, and meals will be paid by the ACM History Committee.
     
    A hands-on workshop with detailed examples
     
    Who should attend? ACM members and others who are planning or actually doing SIG history/heritage (archiving/documentation/oral history/publishing) projects.  The workshop should be of special interest to ACM officers and staff, SIG leaders, historically minded ACM members, and others working on SIG history projects. Priority will be given to ACM members and members of other national computer societies affiliated to the ACM, but others who are actively engaged in preserving ACM SIG-related history are also encouraged to apply.
     
    Workshop activities include:
    a)      presentations on basic SIG history preservation, including identification, ACM support, priorities, assessment, and example projects; privacy and legal issues; preparing for public deposit
    b)      hands-on individual exploration of CBI holdings, including ACM records
    c)      short presentations on each attendee's SIG heritage project/plans, with group discussion
    d)      CBI archival cavern tour
    e)      ample networking time, including lunches and workshop dinner
     
    Participants will leave with a "tool kit" of practical, useful procedures as well as insight into other SIG heritage techniques, projects, and practices.
     
    Small workshop format to maximize hands-on aspects and personal interaction. At most 20 attendees.
     
    Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 250-word project description that
    ·         explains the significance of the existing or planned archiving/history project and its importance;
    ·         describes the archiving/history project's raw materials including types of images, documents, reports, publications, oral histories (including format of digital materials)
    ·         affirms the applicant’s willingness to make a short presentation to the workshop and participate fully in its day and a half  agenda
     
    The ACM History Committee will fund accepted invitees (travel, hotel, meals).
     
    Applications are due by 1 February 2019. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf-format document to history-webmaster@acm.org. Notification of project acceptance will be made within six weeks. (Questions about the workshop or requests for clarification may be directed, at any time, to history-webmaster@acm.org.)
     

    Call for Papers, ACM e-Energy'19, Phoenix, AZ, United States   
     
    June 25th-28th, 2019   https://energy.acm.org/conferences/eenergy/2019/ 
     
    ACM e-Energy is the premier forum for research at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. It has established a strong track record for high-quality research in the    application of computing and networked systems to make legacy systems more energy-efficient and in the design, analysis, and development of innovative energy systems. The Tenth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy) will be co-located with the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC), from the 25th to the 28th of June  2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. By bringing together researchers in a single-track conference designed to offer significant opportunities for personal interaction, it is a major forum for shaping the future of this area.
     
    We seek high-quality papers at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. We welcome submissions describing conceptual advances, as well as advances in system design, implementation and experimentation. ACM e-Energy is committed to a fair, timely, and thorough review process with sound and detailed feedback.
     
    General Chairs: Xiaojun Lin (Purdue University, USA), Steven Low (Caltech, USA)   
    Program Chairs: Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, USA), Sebastian Lehnhoff (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
     
    Key Dates: 
    Paper registration/abstract deadline: January 21th     
    Paper submission deadline: January 28th    
    Author notification: April 15th   
    E-Energy19 conference at FCRC: June 25-28th   
    (Poster/demo deadlines can be found on the webpage) 
     

    Call for Workshop Proposals, ACM e-Energy – June 25th-28th, 2019
     
    https://energy.acm.org/conferences/eenergy/2019/
     
    Every year, the international conference ACM e-Energy features co-located workshops on new trends or emerging topics of interest to the energy research community. Continuing this trend, ACM e-Energy 2019 will include a limited number of high quality, half- or full-day workshops on June 25, 2019. These workshops are aimed at exploring in-depth topics related to the areas of computing and communication for smart energy systems, as well as energy-efficient computing and communication systems. These workshops will provide international forums for scientists, engineers, and users to exchange and share their new ideas, experiences, and research results. The proceedings of the workshop program will be published by ACM Digital Library along with the conference proceedings. You are invited to submit a workshop proposal by December 10th, 2018 to the Workshop Chair, which should contain the following information:
     
    - Workshop title
    - Main contact details
    - Workshop organizers (including contact details)
    - Workshop theme
    - Intention for a half-day or full-day workshop
    - Suitability to e-Energy audience
    - Draft call for papers
    - A tentative list of TPC members
    - Expected number of submitted/accepted papers, papers sessions, keynotes, panels, etc.
    - If appropriate, a description of the history of the workshop, including the number of submitted/accepted papers, the number of attendees, the format, etc.
    - If the same (or similar) workshop was held in the past ACM e-Energy conference, what was the number of participants in each time? 
     
    Decisions to accept/reject workshop proposals will be made by the Workshops Chair in consultation with the Conference and Program Chair based on the overall quality and compatibility with the ACM e-Energy 2019 program.
     
    The organisers of accepted workshops will be responsible for their own publicity (e.g. website and call for papers) as well as the reviewing and paper selection process. For the ACM e-Energy proceedings publication they need to comply with publication guidelines and timing of the conference. They will be required to cooperate closely with the Workshops Chair and the ACM e-Energy 2019 local organisers to finalise all organisational details. Workshop registrations and payments will be made via the Conference registration system, and payments to the facilities will thus be taken care of by the local e-Energy organisers. In particular, local organisers may require that all workshops adhere to specific requirements regarding the general timetable, registration, and catering.
     
    Important Dates
     
    - Proposal submission deadline: December, 10th, 2018
    - Notification: December, 15th, 2018
     
    Please submit your proposal in PDF format via email directly to Dan Wang (dan.wang@polyu.edu.hk). Only complete proposals with all required information will be considered.

  • July 26, 2019

    November 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    Call for Workshop Proposals at SIGCOMM 2019
    Call for Papers, SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review
    Call for Nominations, SIGCOMM Distinguished Dissertation Award, Deadline Extended to December 6th 2018
    Call for Papers, ACM e-Energy'19, Phoenix, AZ, United States 
    Call for Workshop Proposals, ACM e-Energy
    Call for Papers, MobiSys 2019, on behalf of sister SIGs
    Call for Papers, ACM MobiHoc 2019, on behalf of sister SIGs 
    Call for Site Proposals, Internet Measurements Conference 2019
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    Call for Workshop Proposals at SIGCOMM 2019
     
    SIGCOMM 2019 plans to hold multiple one-day workshops in conjunction 
    with the conference, to be held in Beijing, China, August 19-23, 2019.  
    Workshops will take place on Monday, August 19 and Friday, August 23.
     
    We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the 
    broad set of research and application areas covered by the SIGCOMM 
    conference, including topics in network research, practice, and 
    education.  Topics that represent new research areas and directions are 
    particularly welcome.
     
    A workshop proposal should contain the following information:

    • Motivation and rationale for the workshop.
    • A Call for Papers (CFP) draft, as complete as possible.
    • The workshop schedule on submission deadline, acceptance notification, and camera ready date. See below for guidelines on SIGCOMM camera ready date. The workshop schedule must permit the camera ready paper to be prepared in advance of this date.
    • Names and affiliations of the organizers, a tentative composition of the committees. Please indicate whether prospective TPC members have been contacted, and whether they have accepted the invitation.
    • Workshop format, including expected number of presented papers, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, etc.
    • Expected number of participants and the expected number of submissions (if appropriate).
    • Prior history of this workshop, if any, including number of submissions, number of accepted papers, and attendee count. If the workshop was co-located with another conference please include details and a brief description why SIGCOMM is a more appropriate venue.
    • If the workshop is interdisciplinary, please provide details about your plans to advertise to other communities and how you intend to encourage participation at the workshop.
    • If appropriate, a brief explanation of how the workshop relates to other workshops and conferences on similar topics.
    • If appropriate, the financial support the workshop intends to receive from a third-party.

     
    The workshop organizers should also take into account the following 
    practical considerations:
     

    • We expect to have rooms in two sizes: for approximately 50-100 attendees.
    • A/V (projector and screen) will be provided in all workshop rooms, which may also be equipped with microphone and speakers.
    • There will be Wi-Fi coverage in all areas of the conference, including the workshop rooms. Any specific networking requirements should be stated in the proposal.
    • We will require all workshops to have identical start, end and break times, though yet to be determined at this point.
    • Individual Workshop organizers are expected to manage their workshop and coordinate with the local arrangements chair of SIGCOMM 2019 for facilities, and with publications chairs for camera ready papers.
    • Individual Workshop organizers will be responsible for setting up the paper submission site and review process for the selected workshops and their individual web page design in coordination with the SIGCOMM 2019 web chair (hosted on the common conference web site).

     
    If you have any further questions about your workshop proposal, do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs.
     
    Where To Submit a Workshop Proposals: Please submit your workshop proposal in a single PDF file by sending it to the Workshop Chairs by email at workshopchairs19@sigcomm.org with subject “SIGCOMM 2019 Workshop Proposal: xxxx” (where xxxx is the acronym of your proposed workshop) by December 15th, 2018.
     

    Call for Papers, SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR)
     
    SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review operates with regular submission deadlines (Dec. 1st, March 1st, June 1st and Sept. 1st). The next deadline is December 1st, 2018. Two types of scientific papers can be submitted to CCR: short technical papers (up to 6 pages, including references) and repeatable papers (no strict page limit, but the paper must provide artefacts that enable other researchers to replicate the results described in the paper). 
    Additional information may be found at : https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/

    Call for Nominations, SIGCOMM Distinguished Dissertation Award, Deadline Extended to December 6th 2018
     
    We are extending the deadline for nominations for the distinguished dissertation award to December 6th 2018. Please do have a look at the submission guidelines at https://www.sigcomm.org/…/doctoral-dissertation-award-nomin…
    Looking forward to receiving your nominations
     

    Call for Papers, ACM e-Energy'19, Phoenix, AZ, United States   
     
    June 25th-28th, 2019   
    https://energy.acm.org/conferences/eenergy/2019/ 
     
    ACM e-Energy is the premier forum for research at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. It has established a strong track record for high-quality research in the    application of computing and networked systems to make legacy systems more energy-efficient and in the design, analysis, and development of innovative energy systems. The Tenth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy) will be co-located with the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC), from the 25th to the 28th of June  2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. By bringing together researchers in a single-track conference designed to offer significant opportunities for personal interaction, it is a major forum for shaping the future of this area.
     
    We seek high-quality papers at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. We welcome submissions describing conceptual advances, as well as advances in system design,    implementation and experimentation. ACM e-Energy is committed to a fair, timely, and thorough review process with sound and detailed feedback. Relevant topics for ACM e-Energy include, but are not limited to the    following:
     
    - Applications of cyber-physical systems and industrial Internet-of-Things to smart energy systems   
    - Control of distribution and transmission networks   
    - Data analytics for the smart grid and energy-efficient systems  
    - Demand-side management, including innovative pricing, incentive design  
    - Distributed energy resources, including energy storage resources    
    - Distributed ledger systems for energy  
    - Electricity market and electricity supply chain measurement, modeling, and analysis   
    - Electric vehicles and energy-efficient transportation systems   
    - Energy-efficient computing and communication, including in data centers   
    - Microgrid and distributed generation management and control   
    - Modeling and understanding the user behavior of energy systems enabled by computing and communication technologies   
    - Monitoring and control of energy systems for smart grids, smart buildings, and smart cities   
    - Privacy and security of smart grid infrastructures   
     
    AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)   
     
    General Chairs: Xiaojun Lin (Purdue University, USA), Steven Low (Caltech, USA)   
    Program Chairs: Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, USA), Sebastian Lehnhoff (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
     
    Key Dates: 
     
    Paper registration/abstract deadline: January 21th     
    Paper submission deadline: January 28th    
    Author notification: April 15th   
    E-Energy19 conference at FCRC: June 25-28th   
    (Poster/demo deadlines can be found on the webpage) 
     
    Full Paper Submissions: Up to 10 pages in 9-point ACM double-column format excluding references and appendices should present original theoretical and/or experimental research in any of the areas listed above that has not been published, accepted for publication, or under review by another workshop, conference, or journal. Paper review will follow a standard double-blind policy. Selected papers will be fast-tracked to the SpringerOpen Journal on Energy Informatics (open access fees will be waived).     
     
    Notes Paper Submissions:  Up to 4 pages in 9-point ACM double-column format excluding references and appendices. Notes are intended to discuss preliminary research results, advocate new research directions, or present industrial projects. Notes will be reviewed based on the novelty of their ideas, potential for impact, and quality of presentation, following a double-blind policy. 
     

    Call for Workshop Proposals, ACM e-Energy
    https://energy.acm.org/conferences/eenergy/2019/

    Every year, the international conference ACM e-Energy features co-located workshops on new trends or emerging topics of interest to the energy research community. Continuing this trend, ACM e-Energy 2019 will include a limited number of high quality, half- or full-day workshops on June 25, 2019. These workshops are aimed at exploring in-depth topics related to the areas of computing and communication for smart energy systems, as well as energy-efficient computing and communication systems. These workshops will provide international forums for scientists, engineers, and users to exchange and share their new ideas, experiences, and research results. The proceedings of the workshop program will be published by ACM Digital Library along with the conference proceedings. You are invited to submit a workshop proposal by December 10th, 2018 to the Workshop Chair, which should contain the following information:

    - Workshop title
    - Main contact details
    - Workshop organizers (including contact details)
    - Workshop theme
    - Intention for a half-day or full-day workshop
    - Suitability to e-Energy audience
    - Draft call for papers
    - A tentative list of TPC members
    - Expected number of submitted/accepted papers, papers sessions, keynotes, panels, etc.
    - If appropriate, a description of the history of the workshop, including the number of submitted/accepted papers, the number of attendees, the format, etc.
    - If the same (or similar) workshop was held in the past ACM e-Energy conference, what was the number of participants in each time?

    Decisions to accept/reject workshop proposals will be made by the Workshops Chair in consultation with the Conference and Program Chair based on the overall quality and compatibility with the ACM e-Energy 2019 program.

    The organisers of accepted workshops will be responsible for their own publicity (e.g. website and call for papers) as well as the reviewing and paper selection process. For the ACM e-Energy proceedings publication they need to comply with publication guidelines and timing of the conference. They will be required to cooperate closely with the Workshops Chair and the ACM e-Energy 2019 local organisers to finalise all organisational details. Workshop registrations and payments will be made via the Conference registration system, and payments to the facilities will thus be taken care of by the local e-Energy organisers. In particular, local organisers may require that all workshops adhere to specific requirements regarding the general timetable, registration, and catering.

    Important Dates

    - Proposal submission deadline: December, 10th, 2018
    - Notification: December, 15th, 2018

    Please submit your proposal in PDF format via email directly to Dan Wang (dan.wang@polyu.edu.hk). Only complete proposals with all required information will be considered.

    Call for Papers, MobiSys 2019, on behalf of sister SIGs
     
    MobiSys 2019 seeks to present innovative and significant research on all aspects of mobile systems, applications, and services. The conference values technical contributions with working implementations and practical evaluations. We also welcome work that explores new and compelling mobile scenarios and applications as long as the work goes well beyond providing an initial vision.
     
    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    ●     Experience with mobile applications, networks and systems
    ●     Innovative mobile, mobile sensing, and mobile crowdsourcing applications
    ●     Tools for building and measuring mobile systems
    ●     Innovative wearable or mobile devices
    ●     Novel software architectures for mobile devices
    ●     Data management for mobile applications
    ●     Infrastructure support for mobile computing
    ●     System-level energy management for mobile devices
    ●     Operating systems for mobile devices
    ●     Support for mobile social networking and mobile Web
    ●     Security and privacy in mobile systems
    ●     Resource-efficient machine learning for mobile platforms
    ●     Systems for location and context sensing and awareness
    ●     Mobile computing support for pervasive computing
    ●     Vehicular and robotic systems
    ●     Systems and networking support for virtual or augmented reality
    ●     Applications of mobile systems in health, sustainability, and other domains
    ●     Non-traditional topics that bring new perspectives to mobile computing
     
    Papers whose contributions overlap with work currently under review elsewhere must not be submitted to MobiSys. Papers whose contributions overlap with an earlier published paper will be considered only if (1) the previous paper was published (not just accepted) at a workshop at least 6 months before our submission date and (2) it adds significant new contributions over the previous paper. Authors uncertain whether their submission meets these guidelines should contact the program chairs. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.
     
    MobiSys uses a double-blind review policy during the initial paper review. Authors are instructed to not include their names, affiliations and contact information on the manuscript they submit for review. Authors should also anonymize the content of their paper to hide their identity. Reviewers will not know the identity of the authors during the initial phase of the review process, however, anonymity will expire after the majority of the reviews have been submitted and preliminary outcomes decided. The identities of the authors will be revealed to the reviewers toward the end of the review process. Submissions who are not properly anonymized will be rejected without being reviewed.
     
    We strongly encourage prospective authors to use past MobiSys proceedings as a guideline to assess the readiness of their work for submission. Due to high review load on PC members, low quality or premature work submitted to the conference is likely to receive a smaller number of reviews and the reviews may be brief.
     
    As part of the submission process, authors of papers that describe experiments on human subjects, or that analyze nonpublic data derived from human subjects (even anonymized data), will be asked to certify that their work was vetted by an ethics review (e.g., IRB approval). We expect authors to follow the rules of their host institutions around data collection and experiments with human subjects.
     
    Selected outstanding papers may be fast-tracked as a special section of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
     
    Best Paper Award All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. The program committee will select a number of candidates for the award among accepted papers, and select one or more award papers prior to the conference.
     
    Video Presentation The authors of each accepted paper will submit a 1-minute video that presents their papers' contributions to a general audience. These videos will be placed on the conference website before the conference and may be played during the conference. Some of the videos will be featured on the social media channels related to the conference.
     
    Important Dates
    Abstract Registration: Friday 7th December 2018 -- 23:59 AOE
    Paper Submission: Friday 14th December 2018 -- 23:59 AOE
    Notification of acceptance: March 6th, 2018
     
    Contact If you have any questions, please contact Rajesh Balan  (rajesh@smu.edu.sg) and Nicholas Lane (nicholas.lane@cs.ox.ac.uk)
     

    Call for Papers, ACM MobiHoc 2019, on behalf of sister SIGs 
     
    20TH ACM SYMPOSIUM ON MOBILE AD HOC NETWORKING AND COMPUTING, July 02-05, 2019, Catania, Italy https://www.sigmobile.org/mobihoc/2019/
     
    Please also followhttps://www.facebook.com/ACMMobiHoc/
    Important Dates:
    Abstract Submission:        14 December 2018
    Paper Submission:           21 December 2018
    First review deadline:      17 February 2019
    Rebuttal deadline:          22 February 2019
    Notification of acceptance: 29 March 2019
     
    Topics (Not limited to)
     
    - Modelling, analysis, and control of dynamic networks
    - Network optimization and learning
    - Ultra-wideband and millimeter-wave mobile networking
    - Analytical modeling and model validation
    - Performance, fundamental limits, scalability, energy, and reliability
    - Routing, scheduling, resource allocation, spectrum sharing
    - Online algorithms for interacting networks
    - Communication and networking aspects of cyber-physical systems
    - Anomaly detection, network monitoring and forecasting
    - Network games, network economics
    - Tasks, applications, sensing, and services over networks
    - Trust, security, and privacy
    - Exciting results from experimental systems
    - Internet of the Things (IoT) and/or next-generation wireless
    - Interdependent critical infrastructure networks
    - Edge computing and distributed computing over networks
    - Software Defined Networking/Network Function Virtualization
    - Big-data analytics and machine learning for dynamic networks
    - Machine learning aided scheduling, resource allocation, and algorithmic protocol design
    - Information-centric networking
    - Energy-efficiency in communication networks
    - Inference in networks
     
    See the webpage for more details.
     

    ACM IMC 2019: Call for Site Proposals

    The ACM IMC Steering Committee (IMC SC) is soliciting site proposals for the 2019 conference.

    Please provide information as per the outline below. Depending on the pool of submitted proposals, the selection process will proceed in several “rounds,” with each round asking additional information and narrowing the set of candidates. This document focuses on what
    is expected in an initial proposal.

    Site proposals should be less than 2 pages and should provide the following information:

    - Site city: Locations generally alternate between North America and the rest of the world. Our initial preference for 2019 is therefore outside of North America.  However, depending on the submitted proposals the IMC SC may alter this rotation. See below for site city guidelines.

    - Conference General Chair & organizing committee: A proposal is generally made by the proposed conference general chair(s). IMC conferences typically rely on a team of two general chairs, both of whom should be recognized members of the data networking community. One of the chairs must be local to the site where the conference will be held. For this chair, a statement of support from their home institution and possibly administrative support, may eventually be required.
     
    A proposal should also include a partial list of committee members that will play a role in organizing the conference. The PC chairs are NOT part of a proposal, as they are selected separately by the IMC SC.

    - Potential dates: IMC is generally held during one of the last two weeks of October or the first two weeks of November. The exact dates will be selected by the IMC SC in consultation with the general chairs, program chairs, and the broader community. Proposals should indicate dates that may have major local conflicts, e.g., important local events, school holidays, etc., that would interfere with either the proposed site, hotel availability, travel costs, or the general chairs' participation.

    Site city guidelines

      1. The city should be located near a major international airport, within 1-2 hours of regular train service and/or 45 minutes of cab/shuttle service. A major international airport should have at least two airlines with regular international service to the 4 major continents of IMC attendees: Asia, Europe, North and South America.

      2. The city should have one or more venues for ~200 attendees, including side-venues for any concurrent workshops of less than 100. (IMC has occasionally one or two workshops a day prior to the main conference.) Each venue should support one or two large screens with unobstructed views.  Auditorium room layout is preferred. The venues should also include ample space outside the conference room, to facilitate interactions among attendees. This space should be able to accommodate food and beverages for coffee breaks. In addition, it should be able to hold 30-40 student poster displays (either hanging on the walls or supported on easels) that would ideally remain for the entire duration of the conference (in order to give
    students several opportunities to attract an audience for their work).

      3. Facilities capable of serving lunch for up to 200 attendees should also be available in reasonable proximity to the conference room(s).

      4. The city should have hotels supporting ~300 people (attendees and their guests) within easy access to the possible venue (less than 15 minutes time, preferably within walking distance or at most 1 bus/subway/tram stop).

      5. The city should have potential venues for a reception and banquet dinner. A sample list of possible venues with a 1-line description addressing logistics (time to get there, need for transportation) would be useful. Transportation to these events should be less than 30 minutes each way.

    For items 2-4, what is required is general information, not necessarily a detailed financial proposal with specific venues already identified. There is no a priori preference for a university
    location, even if they often offer more affordable solutions. Convention center or hotel venues, when they provide an economical solution, are perfectly valid options.  Submission
    instructions

    Send proposals to ACM-IMC-SC@listserv.acm.org before December 31 2018. If you do not get an acknowledgment within a week of your submission, you should inquire with the IMC SC.

  • July 26, 2019

    October 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    SIGCOMM 2019 Call for Papers
    SIGCOMM Dissertation award nominations DUE by November 30th 2018
    Call for proposals for hosting CoNEXT 2019
    SenSys 2018 Call for Participation
    Call for Nominations, Editor-In-Chief, ACM Books
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    SIGCOMM 2019 Call for Papers
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM 2019 conference seeks papers making significant research contributions to the field of data communication networks and networked systems. The conference takes a broad view of networking research, which includes new ideas relating (but not limited) to :

    -   Different network types, layers, and devices:
        - Wide-area, data-center, home, enterprise
        - Sensors and Internet of Things
        - Network access in remote or under-served areas
        - Wireless and mobility
        - Routers, middleboxes, network functions, end-host network stacks
        - Link and transport layers
        - Applications, including distributed systems and social networks
        - Virtual networks and SDNs
        - Future network architectures: clean slate and evolution
    -   Aspects and properties of networks:
        - Correctness and performance
        - Security and privacy
        - Fault tolerance
        - Energy consumption
        - Usability
        - Emergent properties
        - Management
        - Resource allocation, provisioning and planning
        - Economics
        - Topology
    -   Different evaluation methods:
        - Theory
        - Experiments
        - Measurement
        - Deployment and experience

    We expect submissions to be daring and emphasize novelty and creativity. We recognize that more novel concepts can be harder to fully develop and evaluate, and the review process will take this into account. We encourage authors to discuss the limitations of their ideas in addition
    to the benefits.

    Unlike some previous years, SIGCOMM 2019 will not have a separate experience track. However, we do encourage the submission of experience papers, particularly from industry, that provide detailed technical insight into real-world deployments of novel networking technologies and systems.

    In addition to the main conference, SIGCOMM 2019 will have a series of co-located workshops, tutorials, poster and demo sessions, a travel grant program, and conference best paper and SIGCOMM awards.

    For more information about SIGCOMM 2019, please see https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/

    Submissions
    Submissions should report novel results that are supported by experimentation, deployment, simulation, or analysis. Submissions must be in 2-column, 10-point format and can be up to 12 pages long, with as many additional pages as necessary for references.

    New in 2019: Submissions and final papers may include appendices (following references, also not counting against the 12 pages). Appendices will not be considered in reviews, so we caution authors to ensure that the core paper is complete and self-contained. (For example, if the appendix provides details of a proof or experiment, the body should summarize the key result.) For accepted papers, the shepherd will review appendices and must approve their need. Appendices may also include non-traditional material, such as videos, datasets, code, etc.

    Detailed submission instructions, including sample templates, can be found at https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/submission.html.

    Ethical Concerns
    New in 2019: All papers must include, in the main body of the paper, a statement about ethical issues. This could be simply the sentence "This work does not raise any ethical issues." If the work involves human subjects or any potentially sensitive data (e.g., user traffic or social network information, evaluation of censorship, etc), the paper should clearly discuss these issues, perhaps in a separate subsection.

    Papers must follow basic precepts of ethical research and subscribe to community norms. These include: respect for privacy, secure storage of sensitive data, voluntary and informed consent if users are placed at risk, avoiding deceptive practices when not essential, beneficence
    (maximizing the benefits to an individual or to society while minimizing potential harms to an individual), and risk mitigation. Authors may want to consult the Menlo Report for further information on ethical principles, and they may find the Allman/Paxson paper in IMC 2007 helpful for a perspective on ethical data sharing.

    Many organizations have an ethics review process (sometimes called an Institutional Research Board, IRB). In some cases, research work may clearly have no human subjects, and formal institutional review may not be required. (However, a sentence in the paper stating this evaluation is still required.) In many cases, IRB involvement is appropriate. IRB approval of research is an important factor (and should be mentioned), but the TPC will still evaluate ethical soundness of the work, just as they evaluate technical soundness.

    If there are questions about the ethics process, please contact the program committee co-chairs. The PC takes a broad view of what constitutes an ethical concern, and the TPC chairs may reach out to authors during the review process if questions arise.

    Research Reproducibility
    ACM is promoting research reproducibility by encouraging papers to document the artifacts needed for others to reproduce their work. ACM has details at https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/artifact-review-badging. They will award accepted papers a "reproducibility badge" if the paper provides pointers to public code and other information as described at the above link. Authors who wish to participate in this process should document such information in an appendix to the paper. Information about reproducibility is not required at paper submission, but is required at camera ready. As an appendix, it will need to be provided to the shepherd with adequate time for review. While we encourage authors to
    participate, formal participation is not a factor in SIGCOMM reviewing.

    Important dates
    -   Thursday, January 24, 2019 23:59 UTC: abstract registration
    -   Thursday, January 31, 2019 23:59 UTC: paper submissions
    -   Friday May 10, 2019: reviews returned to authors
    -   Thursday June 20, 2019: camera-ready papers due
    -   the week of August 19, 2019: conference
     

    SIGCOMM Dissertation award nominations DUE by November 30th 2018
     
    The doctoral dissertation award was created by SIGCOMM in 2011, and will recognize excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer networking and data communication. The SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at the ACM SIGCOMM conference. The award winner will receive a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium and a complimentary registration to the following year’s ACM SIGCOMM Conference.  The runners-up each will receive a plaque.
     
    Eligibility 
    Nominations are limited to one doctoral dissertation per department.
    The final dissertation defense should take place at the nominee’s host institution during the 12 months before the submission deadline (see below).
    Submissions must be received by the current SIGCOMM Awards Chair (Konstantina (Dina) Papagiannaki) by November 30 of each year.  Each submitted doctoral dissertation must be on a topic related to computer networking and data communication. The determination of whether a thesis is in scope for the award will be made by the Award Committee. Each nominated dissertation must also have been successfully defended by the candidate, and the final version of each nominated dissertation must have been accepted by the candidate's academic unit. An English-language version of the dissertation must be submitted with the nomination. A dissertation can be nominated for both the SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award and the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.

     
     

    Call for proposals for hosting CoNEXT 2019
     
    The CoNEXT Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting CoNEXT 2019. Please see here for details on CoNEXT and instructions for site proposals. Information about the conference and the format of site proposals can be found on the web:
     
    http://sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference
    http://www.sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference/site-proposals
     
    The deadline for full site proposals is November 15, 2018, but proposers are encouraged to let the steering committee know about their intent to propose earlier.  Please e-mail site proposals, intent to propose, and questions to the SC Chair, Peter Steenkiste (prs@cs.cmu.edu).

     
     

    SenSys 2018 Call for Participation
     
    November 4-7, 2018, Shenzhen, China
     
    This year, SenSys 2018 and BuildSys 2018 will be co-located and held at Shenzhen, China. You are cordially invited to share your research with the community, enjoying the modern cityscape and delicious Cantonese food. 
     
    More information can be found on the conference website soon: http://sensys.acm.org/2018/
    We look forward to meeting you in Shenzhen!
    SenSys 2018 Organizing Committee

     

    Call for Nominations, Editor-In-Chief, ACM Books
     
    The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of ACM Books [http://books.acm.org] Professor Tamer Özsu is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC. ACM Books was established in 2012 and has been experiencing steady growth, with 22 books produced and a similar number in preparation. 
     
    Nominations, including self nominations, are invited for a three-year term as ACM Books EiC, beginning on 1 st May 2019. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an
    entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.
     
    Appointed by the ACM Publications Board, the Editor-in-Chief is delegated full responsibility for
    the editorial management of the Books series consistent with general ACM policies. The Board
    relies on EiC to ensure that the content of the ACM Books is of high quality and that the
    editorial review process is both timely and fair. He/she has final say on acceptance of books,
    size of the Editorial Board, and appointment of Associate Editors. A complete list of
    responsibilities is found in the ACM Volunteer Editors Position Descriptions . Additional
    information can be found in the following document: ACM’s Evaluation Criteria for Editors-in-Chief.
     
    Nominations should include a vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee should be
    considered and a statement of the candidate’s vision for the future development of ACM
    Books. Self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline for submitting nominations is 31 January 2019, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
     
    Please send all nominations to the nominating committee chair, Ron Perrott
    [r.perrott@gmail.com]
     
    The nominating committee members are:
    Ron Perrott, University of Oxford, UK, Chair
    David Abramson, University of Queensland, Australia
    Tiziana Catarci, University of Rome, Italy
    Mathai Joseph, Maharashtra, India
    Y. Annie Liu, Stony Brook University, USA
    Thomas J. Misa, University of Minnesota, USA
    Chris Hankin, ACM Publications Board Liaison
    Divesh Srivastava, ACM Publications Board Liaison

  • July 26, 2019

    September 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    Call for site proposals for SIGCOMM 2020
    Call for Nominations: ACM SenSys 2018 Test of Time Award 
    SOSR 2019 Call For Papers
    Evaluation of the artifacts of papers accepted at SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences/workshops 
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    Call for site proposals for SIGCOMM 2020
    The SIGCOMM Executive Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting SIGCOMM 2020, which will be held in North America. Please see here for details on SIGCOMM and instructions for site proposals. Information about the conference and the format of site proposals can be found on the web:
    http://sigcomm.org/events/sigcomm-conference
    https://www.sigcomm.org/conference-planning/sigcomm-planning/site-proposal-instructions 
     
    The deadline for full site proposals is October 30, 2018, but proposers are encouraged to let the steering committee know about their intent to propose earlier.  Please e-mail site proposals, intent to propose, and questions to the EC conference coordinator, Steve Uhlig (steve.uhlig@qmul.ac.uk).

    Call for Nominations: ACM SenSys 2018 Test of Time Award 
    Deadline: 10/13/2018
     
    The ACM SenSys Test of Time Award (ToTA) Committee calls for nominations and self-nominations of the 2018 version of the award. The ToTA was established by the SenSys Steering Committee in 2014 to recognize papers that are at least 10 years old and have had a long-lasting impact on networked embedded sensing system science and engineering.
    In 2018, all papers that were published in or before SenSys 2008 and that have not already received a SenSys ToTA, are eligible for consideration. The award committee and awardees over the years can be found on the Test of Time Award page: http://sensys.acm.org/tot/.
    The award will be determined based on academic, industry, and/or societal impacts of the paper(s), and nominations should highlight them:

    • Academic Impact, such as papers that discovered or derived significantly new scientific and human knowledge, that opened or closed research problems or areas, that motivated substantial follow-on research, that generated growing interest over time, or that influenced the education of young researchers and practitioners.
    • Industrial Impact, such as papers that changed how practical systems are architected or implemented, influenced industrial standards, transferred to novel engineering practice, or contributed to the success and adoption of real products.
    • Societal Impact, such as papers that described novel applications or prototypes that delivered significant social value, changed how people interact with each other or with their surroundings or contributed to the sustainability of humans and environments.

    Please send nominations to Jie Liu (jie.liu@microsoft.com) and include (1) paper title, (2) author list, (3) year published, and (4) a short paragraph justifying the nomination. 
     
    The Test of Time Award will be announced at SenSys 2018 in Shenzhen, China.     
    Award Committee:
    Prabal Dutta, UC Berkeley
    Jie Liu, Microsoft
    Niki Trigoni, Oxford University
     

    SOSR 2019 Call For Papers
     
    The Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN workshops. The ACM SOSR 2019 will be held in San Jose, CA in April of 2019. Like previous years, SOSR will be held at same time as the Open Networking Summit (ONS). We will again be giving out the SOSR Software Systems Award, which recognizes software that has significantly impacted SDN.
     
    We invite researchers and practitioners to submit both long and short previously unpublished papers, choosing the length appropriate to the level of completeness and detail in the work. We particularly encourage position papers, radical ideas, and papers on real applications and experiences of SDN.
     
    Abstracts due: November 8, 2018 (5pm PT)
    Paper submission: November 15, 2018 (5pm PT)
    Notification: January 15, 2019
    Camera-ready due: February 28, 2019
    Conference: April 3-5, 2019 in San Jose, CA (tentative dates; will be finalized soon)
     

    Evaluation of paper artifacts
    A growing fraction of the papers accepted at SIGCOMM conferences and workshops include artifacts such as datasets and software that complement papers. ACM has defined ACM reproducibility badges that can be associated to papers published in the digital library. An artifact evaluation committee has been created to evaluate these artifacts and assign the ACM reproducibility badges. The authors of papers that are at least six-pages long and have been accepted/presented at any SIGCOMM-sponsored conference or workshop during 2018 are encouraged to submit the accepted paper with links to the associated artifacts for evaluation. These artifacts must be submitted before October 15th, 2018 on
     
    https://sigcomm18ae.hotcrp.com
     
    They will be evaluated by members of the artifacts evaluation committee and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help this evaluation, please complete this form. You can also contact Olivier Bonaventure if you have specific questions.

  • July 26, 2019

    August 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    Call for site proposals for SIGCOMM 2020
    SIGCOMM Artifacts evaluation 
    SIGCOMM 2018 community session
    Call for papers: PAM 2019
    IMC 2018 Travel Grants
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    Call for site proposals for SIGCOMM 2020
    The SIGCOMM Executive Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting SIGCOMM 2020, which will be held in North America. Please see here for details on SIGCOMM and instructions for site proposals. Information about the conference and the format of site proposals can be found on the web:
    http://sigcomm.org/events/sigcomm-conference
    https://www.sigcomm.org/conference-planning/sigcomm-planning/site-proposal-instructions 
     
    The deadline for full site proposals is October 30, 2018, but proposers are encouraged to let the steering committee know about their intent to propose earlier.  Please e-mail site proposals, intent to propose, and questions to the EC conference coordinator, Steve Uhlig (steve.uhlig@qmul.ac.uk).
     

    SIGCOMM Artifacts evaluation
    A growing fraction of the papers accepted by Computer Communication Review and the SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences includes artifacts such as simulation models, measurement datasets, software implementations, etc. These artifacts are an essential part of many of these papers, and artifacts’ availability encourages other researchers to build upon and extend previous results. The ACM SIGCOMM community showed to be sensible to artifacts availability and research reproducibility, as proven by the ACM SIGCOMM Reproducibility Workshop. Also, a survey conducted among the authors of the accepted papers at SIGCOMM’17, CoNext’17, IMC’17, and ICN’17 revealed that a significant fraction of the accepted papers contained artifacts.
     
    SIGCOMM is setting up an artifacts evaluation committee that will evaluate the artifacts of the papers accepted in 2018 at SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences, workshops and in CCR. This evaluation will assign ACM reproducibility badges to the participating papers and a summary will be published in CCR. We seek volunteers who have experience in releasing or using paper artifacts to participate in this evaluation. If you would like to volunteer to be considered to serve on the Artifact Evaluation Committee, please complete this form. You can also contact Olivier Bonaventure if you have specific questions.
     

    SIGCOMM 2018 community session
    At every SIGCOMM conference, the Open Business meeting allows SIGCOMM members to hear the chair's report about the previous year and the main objectives for the coming one. The meeting ends with a Q&A session during which SIGCOMM members ask questions and provide suggestions. This year's meeting has been recorded and you can listen to the presentation and the discussion on : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt6P6ItSBVE
     

    Call for papers: PAM 2019
    The Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) conference brings together researchers and operators to discuss novel and emerging work in the area of network measurement and analysis. The PAM program committee invites 12-page papers with a registration deadline on 10th October (final submission 17th October). The complete CFP is available at http://pam2019.niclabs.cl/submission.html.
     

    IMC 2018 Travel Grants
    The ACM Internet Measurement Conference, which will be held in Boston, October 31- November 2, 2018, plans to encourage graduate student participation at the conference by providing financial assistance to students to travel to and attend the conference. Please direct questions to the travel grant chair Theo Benson, Brown University,  (theophilus_benson@brown.edu). More information can be found on the conference website: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/imc/2018/travel-grants/

  • July 26, 2019

    July 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    SIGCOMM Artifacts Evaluation Committee
    SIGCOMM 2018 Initiative against harassment and discrimination
    July 2018 issue of SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review is available online
    Call for Papers: CoNEXT EPIQ workshop
    Call for Papers: SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review (CCR)
    Call for Poster/Demo: The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2018)
    Call for Papers, Posters and Demos: Second ACM Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things
    Call for Papers: First International Workshop on Data: Acquisition To Analysis
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    SIGCOMM Artifacts Evaluation Committee
    A growing fraction of the papers accepted by Computer Communication Review and the SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences includes artifacts such as simulation models, measurement datasets, software implementations, etc. These artifacts are an essential part of many of these papers, and artifacts’ availability encourages other researchers to build upon and extend previous results. ACM has created a badging system to assess the quality of these artifacts and ACM SIGCOMM will create a SIGCOMM Artifact Evaluation Committee that will organise this fall an evaluation of the artifacts released for the papers published in CCR and presented at the SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences and workshops during 2017. Additional information about this evaluation will be available at SIGCOMM’18 and more details will be provided in the next issue of this newsletter.

    SIGCOMM 2018 Initiative against harassment and discrimination
    The SIGCOMM EC has been studying the implementation of a committee against discrimination and harassment, following the steps of SIGARCH and its initiative, CARES (Committee to Aid REporting on discrimination and haraSsment policy violations). The upcoming conference in Budapest will have an ad-hoc committee, led by Ellen Zegura, to serve as a resource for attendees who have been subject to discrimination or harassment during the conference.

    July 2018 issue of SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review 
     
    The July 2018 issue of CCR is available online at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org. It contains three technical articles (Accelerating Network Measurement in Software, Looking for Hypergiants in PeeringDB and  Practical Challenge-Response for DNS ) and three editorial contributions (Mosaic5G: Agile and Flexible Service Platforms for 5G Research, NDN Host Model and  Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE2017) Final Report ).
     

    Call for Papers: CoNEXT EPIQ workshop
    https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2018/#!/workshop-epiq
    The transport protocol QUIC has emerged from a proprietary effort undertaken by Google to a next generation transport protocol being standardized in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). While its original motivation and design was to support next-generation Web traffic using HTTP/2, embedding QUIC into the Internet architecture raises exciting challenges beyond the necessary engineering efforts. Google QUIC has seen deployment and motivated research papers measuring, extending, and evaluating QUIC from various perspectives.
     
    The ACM CoNEXT Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC (EPIQ) seeks to foster this emerging community. We invite researchers from academia and industry as well as engineers to explore novel ideas and future directions of QUIC and its interaction with applications and networks.
     
    EPIQ solicits two types of submissions, for presentation and discussion at the workshop: academic papers and posters & demos. Submissions of both types should focus on topics related to the rise of QUIC on the mobile and fixed Internet as well as enterprise and datacenter networks. Papers focusing on either the original flavor of QUIC currently deployed by Google or the upcoming IETF standard of QUIC are in scope. We encourage submissions of demos supporting growing a community, e.g., about tools for protocol testing, deployment, and performance evaluation, among others. Open source tools are preferred.
     
    We encourage the submission of early results, negative results, and independently reproduced results of previously published work.

    Call for Papers: SIGCOMM’s Computer Communication Review (CCR)
     
    CCR accepts three types of submissions: short technical papers, repeatable technical papers and editorial notes. Short technical papers are carefully prepared presentations of technical material. The length of the paper is strictly limited to 6 pages (including references). Repeatable technical papers are carefully prepared presentations of technical material. The authors also submit the artifacts (software, datasets, …) that are necessary to repeat the key results described in the paper. The length of the paper is not limited but authors are encouraged to submit concise papers. Editorial notes are typically shorter and less formal presentations on topics of broad interest to the research community. They are not peer-reviewed. Authors considering submission of an editorial contribution are welcome to contact the Editor for feedback about its appropriateness, if desired. 
     
    Additional information about CCR are available on: https://ccronline.sigcomm.org
    Submitted papers are processed in batch by the editors. The next submission deadline is September 1st, 2018

    Call for Poster/Demo: The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2018)
    http://sensys.acm.org/2018/
     
    SenSys 2018 solicits submissions of poster and demo abstracts reflecting on-going research progress and/or demonstrating working prototypes. We welcome submissions in broadly defined areas of interests (but not limited to): systems of smart sensors and actuators, brand-new applications of sensory devices, smart things, and smart infrastructure, and the underlying research challenges in communication, networking, energy and resources, data management, algorithms and machine intelligence, hardware designs, and deployment on real environments.
     
    Student participants will greatly benefit from the Posters and Demos session; it will be a lively forum to present their work and receive early feedback from international leading experts attending the conference. We explicitly encourage submissions of revolutionary concepts, path-breaking ideas, and ongoing research prototypes.
     
    Major IT industry, as well as emerging technology startups, are also highly encouraged to participate. SenSys is an ideal venue to present brand-new products, early prototypes, new development platforms, or even ongoing crowdfunding projects of smart platforms and solutions that might catalyze future applications and/or disrupt today’s sensing and networking technologies.
     
    Submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas. Authors of accepted abstracts will be given a one-minute slot in a “madness session” during the conference to present their work in front of the conference audience. As with previous editions of SenSys, the best poster and demo will receive an award.
     
    ****  Important Dates **** 
    Submission Deadline: August 20, 2018, 11:59:59pm AOE
    Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2018, 11:59:59pm AOE
    Camera-ready abstract: September 14, 2018, 11:59:59pm AOE

    Call for Papers, Posters and Demos: Second ACM Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things
    https://www.safethings.info/   
    Co-located with Sensys        
     
    The Internet of Safe Things workshop (or SafeThings, for brevity) seeks to bring researchers and practitioners that are actively exploring system design, modeling, verification, authentication approaches to provide safety guarantees in the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshop welcomes contributions that integrate hardware and software systems provided by disparate vendors, particularly those that have humans in the loop. As safety is inherently linked with the security and privacy, we welcome contributions that address safety concerns in these areas as well. With the SafeThings workshop, we seek to develop a community that systematically dissects the vulnerabilities and risks exposed by these emerging CPSes, and create tools, algorithms, frameworks and systems that help in the development of safe systems.
     
    ******IMORTANT DATES******
     
    Abstract Submission Deadline: August 6, 2018, 23:59 AOE
    Paper Submission Deadline: August 13, 2018, 23:59 AOE
    Poster and demo submission deadline: August 13, 2018, 23:59 AOE
    Acceptance Notification: September 7, 2018
    Camera-ready versions: September 20, 2018

    Call for Papers: First International Workshop on Data: Acquisition To Analysis
    **** Part of SenSys 2018 ****
    https://workshopdata.github.io/DATA2018/
                
    Sensor systems are proliferating in many parts of research such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This proliferation has led to an explosion of activity in many applications that cover a multitude of areas. As these research progresses, sharing of data has become a frequent bottle neck in showing repeatability and allowing follow up research from the community.
     
    The Data: Acquisition To Analysis (DATA) workshop aims to solicit datasets and tools from past and current sensor deployments and data gathering efforts. The workshop aims to bring together the community of application researchers, and algorithm researchers in the sensing systems domain to promote breakthroughs from the integration of the communities. The workshop will foster cross-domain understanding by enabling both the understanding of algorithmic needs and data collection limitations.
     
    The workshop seeks contributions describing original datasets in all topics related to the sensor networks, IoT and CPS. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, the following:
     

    • Shopping-related sensing data
    • Animal-related data or sensing data
    • Anonymized health, or synthetic health-related data
    • Indoor localization, WiFi, UWB, lidar,
    • Smart building, vibration, BIM, occupancy, motion
    • Vehicular, GPS, cell, WiFi,
    • Tools for generating synthetic data.

     
    To enable the longevity of the data, we plan on providing a central location where a repository for the data, and information about the data can be archived for at least 5 years.
     
    **** Important dates ****
    Submission deadline: Aug 16, 2018.
    Notifications: Sep 1, 2018.
    Camera-ready : Sep 14, 2018. (same as the deadline for Demo/Posters)
    Workshop: Nov 4, 2018.

  • July 26, 2019

    June 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    SIGCOMM 2018 Call for Participation
    Call for site proposals for CoNEXT 2019
    Call for Nominations for SIGCOMM 2018 Rising Star Award 
    Call for Papers for HotNets 2018
    APNet 2018 Call for Participation
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    SIGCOMM 2018 Call for Participation
    July 14 is the early registration deadline of ACM SIGCOMM 2018: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2018/registration.html. Coming to Eastern Europe for the first time ever, the flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication takes place in Budapest on August 20-25. 
     
    SIGCOMM 2018 is traditionally centered on an excellent main-conference program, which consists of 40 papers in network congestion control, routing, data center networking, IoT, wireless technologies, applications, hardware support, SDN, verification, and measurements: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2018/program.html. Jennifer Rexford, the recipient of the SIGCOMM 2018 Award for Lifetime Contribution, delivers the conference keynote. A number of diverse events run in parallel with the main conference and include posters and demos, student research competition, industrial demos, topic previews, and mentoring sessions. 
     
    Tutorials and workshops explore network programming, virtualization, machine learning and big data analytics, security and privacy, and other topics of a high current interest in networking research. One special symposium consists exclusively of invited talks by ERC grant holders in the areas of networking and distributed systems. An inaugural SIGCOMM hackathon concludes the conference on August 25.
     
    Complementing its technical excellence, SIGCOMM 2018 benefits from its superb location in the heart of Budapest with stunning views from the Pest embankment to Buda hills across the Danube. Famous for its Hungarian cuisine and wines, Budapest is a naturally beautiful, culturally sophisticated, and technologically advanced European city. The SIGCOMM 2018 main conference and its parallel events meet in Vigadó, a legendary concert hall. The diverse SIGCOMM 2018 social events start with a welcome reception that coincides with the spectacular fireworks held on the Danube to celebrate a major national holiday of Hungary.
     
    An attendee of SIGCOMM 2018 main conference may register for a workshop at a discounted fee of $100. Participants who register for a Monday or Friday workshop or tutorial may freely attend another workshop on the same day. To benefit from early registration rates, remember to register for ACM SIGCOMM 2018 by July 14 at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2018/registration.html.

    Call for site proposals for CoNEXT 2019
    The CoNEXT Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting CoNEXT 2019, which will be held in North America. Please see here for details on CoNEXT and instructions for site proposals. Information about the conference and the format of site proposals can be found on the web:
     
    http://sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference
    http://www.sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference/site-proposals
     
    The deadline for full site proposals is October 15, 2018, but proposers are encouraged to let the steering committee know about their intent to propose earlier.  Please e-mail site proposals, intent to propose, and questions to the SC Chair, Peter Steenkiste (prs@cs.cmu.edu).
     

    Call for Nominations for SIGCOMM 2018 Rising Star Award
    Each year, ACM SIGCOMM will present a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual within 10 years of receiving their highest university degree - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of her or his career.  Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher's contributions will be key criteria upon which the Rising Star award committee will evaluate the nominees. Also of particular interest are strong research contributions made independently from the nominee's PhD advisor.
     
    The award will be presented at the annual ACM CoNEXT conference, where the award-winner will deliver a keynote address.   Conference registration, travel, and lodging for the awardee will be paid by ACM SIGCOMM.
     
    Nominations for SIGCOMM Rising Star Award: July 15th
     

    Call for Papers for HotNets 2018
    HotNets 2018: Seventeenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, November 13-November 14, 2018 — Redmond, Washington, USA
    https://conferences.sigcomm.org/hotnets/2018/cfp.html
     
    The 17th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets 2018) will bring together researchers in computer networks and systems to engage in a lively debate on the theory and practice of computer networking. HotNets provides a venue for discussing innovative ideas and for debating future research agendas in networking.
     
    We invite researchers and practitioners to submit short position papers. We encourage papers that identify fundamental open questions, advocate a new approach, offer a constructive critique of the state of networking research, re-frame or debunk existing work, report unexpected early results from a deployment, report on promising but unproven ideas, or propose new evaluation methods. Novel ideas need not be supported by full evaluations; well-reasoned arguments or preliminary evaluations can support the possibility of the paper’s claims.
     
    We seek early-stage work, where the authors can benefit from community feedback. An ideal submission has the potential to open a line of inquiry for the community that results in multiple conference papers in related venues (SIGCOMM, SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, MobiCom, MobiSys, CoNEXT, etc.), rather than a single follow-on conference paper. The program committee will explicitly favor early work and papers likely to stimulate reflection and discussion over “conference papers in miniature”. Finished work that fits in a short paper is likely a better fit with the short-paper tracks at either CoNEXT or IMC.
     
    HotNets takes a broad view of networking research. This includes new ideas relating to (but not limited to) mobile, wide-area, data-center, home, and enterprise networks using a variety of link technologies (wired, wireless, visual, and acoustic), as well as social networks and network architecture. It encompasses all aspects of networks, including (but not limited to) packet-processing hardware and software, virtualization, mobility, provisioning and resource management, performance, energy consumption, topology, robustness and security, measurement, diagnosis, verification, privacy, economics and evolution, interactions with applications, and usability of underlying networking technologies.
     
    Position papers will be selected based on originality, likelihood of stimulating insightful discussion at the workshop, and technical merit. Accepted papers will be posted online prior to the workshop and will be published in the ACM Digital Library to facilitate wide dissemination of the ideas discussed at the workshop.

     
    Toward facilitating reflective discussion within the networking research community, HotNets 2018 will continue the HotNets Dialogues: give-and-take written discussions of a selection of accepted papers, each between a pair of program committee members, that will be posted on the HotNets web site shortly before the workshop.
     
    Important Dates

    Abstract registration deadline:

    Jul 13, 2018 (7:59 PM EDT)

    Paper submission deadline:

    Jul 20, 2018 (7:59 PM EDT)

    Acceptance/rejection notification to authors:

    Sep 22, 2018

    Camera-ready submission deadline:

    Oct 20, 2018

    Workshop:

    Nov 13-14, 2018

     

    APNet 2018 Call for Participation
    ACM APNet 2018 will be held in Beijing on 2-3 August 2018.
    https://conferences.sigcomm.org/events/apnet2018/
     
    The highlights at APNet'18 include: 1) 10 paper presentations and a keynote by Zhi-Li Zhang from University of Minnesota, plus a poster/demo session; 2) 6 industry talks from Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, Microsoft, Intel, and Toutiao, together with a panel discussing real networking problems in production; 3) 5 talks of SIGCOMM'18 accepted papers (from China).
     
    Beijing makes a perfect combination of the traditional Chinese culture and the high-tech industry, and the event would be held at Tsinghua University, which is the epitome of this combination. Welcome to join us! Registration deadline is July 31, 11:59 pm, Beijing Time. https://conferences.sigcomm.org/events/apnet2018/registration.html

  • July 26, 2019

    May 2018 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Contents
    Jennifer Rexford to Receive 2018 SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Contributions
    SIGCOMM Rising Star Award, Call for Nominations
    Call for applications, ACM IMC Shadow TPC
    Call for extended abstracts, travel grants available. School of Systems and Networks (SSN'18)
    Students get support to attend TMA PhD School in Vienna
    News on behalf of sister SIGs: MobiSys 2018 call for participation
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    Jennifer Rexford to Receive 2018 SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Contributions
    Jennifer Rexford from Princeton University was selected as the recipient of the 2018 SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Contributions.  Please join us in congratulating Jennifer on this well-deserved award.
     

    Call for Nominations: SIGCOMM Rising Star Award 
    Each year, ACM SIGCOMM presents a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual within 10 years from receiving their highest university degree - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career. Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher's contributions will be key criteria upon which the Rising Star award committee evaluate the nominees. Also of particular interest are strong research contributions made independently from the nominee's PhD advisor.
     
    Nominations for the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star award are due on July 15. Please see the following link for eligibility criteria, nomination guidelines, and the deadline. https://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-rising-star-award
     

    Call for applications, ACM IMC Shadow TPC
    This year there is going to be an ACM IMC Shadow TPC! The Shadow PC will consist of PhD students, postdocs, early-career academics, and junior researchers. The goal is to provide an educational experience by exposing shadow TPC members to a review process and to subsequently train the next generation of program committee (PC) members.
     
    Interested to join? Please apply until June 8, 2018, or forward to your students! All details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/imc/2018/shadow/
     
    We're also going to try something new this year! We plan to use the Shadow PC as a means to experiment with new approaches to managing the TPC decision process. We will implement an 
    A/B experiment to compare the experience of in-person vs. remote meetings. As part of this, the IMC Shadow PC will be split in two groups. (i) Those who will attend an in-person Shadow PC meeting, held at the end of July in Berlin; (ii) Those who will attend an online meeting via professional video conferencing distributed among two or more remote sites, also held at the end of July. Every participant needs to decide up front which group he or she would like to join. We assume that members based in Europe can travel easier and expect from them to 
    attend the one-day in-person meeting.
     
    The outcomes of these two meetings will be recorded and compared, and used to inform possible SIGCOMM’s experiments with future PC meetings.
     
    Shadow PC Chairs (contact: imc18shadowtpcchairs@lists.fu-berlin.de)
      Matthias Wählisch (Freie Universitat Berlin)
      Gareth Tyson (Queen Mary University of London)
      Aruna Balasubramanian (Stony Brook University)
     

    Call for extended abstracts, travel grants available. School of Systems and Networks (SSN'18)
    The School of Systems and Networks (SSN'18), organized by NIC Labs (University of Chile) with the support of ACM SIGCOMM will be held October 29-31 2018in Valdivia, Chile. In its fourth edition, the topic selected is “this IS rocket science”, where we will discuss networks, communications, and systems for spatial exploration. The keynotes and lectures will address topics such as systems and design for space exploration, inter-satellite communications, satellite IoT, big data for astronomy, mesh and DNT networks for global Internet access, among others. The call for posters, however, will be open to all topics related to computer networks, communications, and systems. Accepted works are entitled to apply for travel grants that will be provided by ACM SIGCOMM, as reimbursement for air travel expenses of grantees. More information is available at http://niclabs.cl/ssn/2018/. Deadline for submissions has been extended to June 15th, 2018. Questions, inquiries, and comments: ssn2018@niclabs.cl
     

    Students get support to attend TMA PhD School in Vienna
    The 8th TMA - Traffic Measurement and Analysis PhD School takes School takes place in Vienna, June 25-26, and will consist of hands-on labs and talks, including Idilio Drago, Bruce Maggs and Anja Feldmann as speakers. There will be 52 students attending, 21% of which female. The SIG is contributing with most of the funding to travel grants, allowing 30 students from all over the world to participate, of which 20 are within Europe, 8 come from South America, 1 from Asia and 1 from North America.

    News on behalf of sister SIGs: MobiSys 2018 call for participation
    ACM MobiSys 2018 will be held in the city of Munich 10-15 June 2018.
    https://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2018/
     
    We will have 37 full papers and some 40 posters/demo, 6 workshops, and 1 PhD forum.  Two keynotes by Martin Hauschild (BMW) and Tommaso Melodia (Northeastern University) and a panel.
     
    The 1st ACM Open IoT Day will be on 11 June with a keynote by Vint Cerf, Satya's test-of-time award talk, and visionary talks from industry, including BMW, Ericsson, IBM, and Intel, among others.
     
    On 10/11 June, will feature our IoT Hackathon (application deadline for participants is 20 May 2018):  https://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2018/hackathon/
     
    Our social events will focus on different regional features: the reception being held in the BMW Museum and the banquet next to the oldest operating brewery, featuring the premiere of MobiSys Pale Ale, produced by TUM's own research brewery in Weihenstephan.
     
    Early registration and hotel reservation deadline is 14 May 2018.  Join us in Munich: https://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2018/registration/

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